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Semi Private Tour Orkney and Kirkwall

Kirkwall, Scotland, UK

Join us for a visit to Orkney where you will see some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe.

Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, Orkney is a unique place worth visiting.

Broch of Gurness
Broch of Gurness

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Gin
Gin

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Broch of Gurness
Broch of Gurness

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Broch of Gurness
Broch of Gurness

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What to expect

- Standing Stones of Stenness (30')

Originally there were twelve stones, some standing up to six metres high. Today only four remain. The function is unclear but our best guess is that they were involved in activities and ceremonies celebrating the relationship between living and past communities.

Broch of Gurness (40')

This impressive Iron Age complex is one of the most outstanding examples of a later prehistoric settlement to survive in Scotland.

- Italian Chapel (40')

The Italian Chapel is a beautiful Roman Catholic chapel in Lamb Holm which was constructed by Italian POWs during the Second World War.

- St, Magnus Cathedral (60')

Also known as the “light in the North”, it was founded in 1137 by the Viking Earl Rognvald in honour of his uncle St. Magnus who was martyred in Orkney.

- Kirkwall town (60')

Kirkwall is a bustling, busy town, but it's one with a historic centre full of character.

The Orkney Distillery & Visitor Centre - 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Know before you book

- Prices given per PERSON and in American dollars

- Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes

Lowest Price Guarantee

- No booking fees

- Full refund if port stop is cancelled or ship can't dock.

PRICE PER PERSON

$163

Minimum 8 people

Maximum 14 people

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

- Broch of Gurness ticket

- Italian Chapel ticket

- Orkney Distillery & Visitor Centre ticket

- Semi Private Tour

 

Exclusions:

- Gratuities

Cancellation Policy

- If your ship can´t dock due to inclement weather conditions there is no cancellation fee.

- If you cancel at least 30 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee either.

Overview

Join us for a visit to Orkney where you will see some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe. Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, Orkney is a unique place worth visiting.
On this adventure, our starting point is the Stones of Stennes, four giant megaliths which date back to 3100BC making it one of the oldest stone circles in Britain. Originally there were twelve stones, some standing up to six metres high. Today only four remain. The function is unclear but our best guess is that they were involved in activities and ceremonies celebrating the relationship between living and past communities.
Our next stop will be Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village where prosperous farmers had settled. This impressive Iron Age complex is one of the most outstanding examples of a later prehistoric settlement to survive in Scotland.
Be ready now for our second most visited site on Orkney, the Italian Chapel. After a short drive, we will reach this site. The Italian Chapel is a beautiful Roman Catholic chapel in Lamb Holm which was constructed by Italian POWs during the Second World War.
Next stop, St. Magnus Cathedral set in the heart of Kirkwall, the capital city of the Orkney Islands. Also known as the “light in the North”, it was founded in 1137 by the Viking Earl Rognvald in honour of his uncle St. Magnus who was martyred in Orkney.
Our tour guide will give you some free time to wondering around. Kirkwall is a bustling, busy town, but it´s one with a historic centre full of character.
On our last stop you will have the chance to visit and learn about Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin followed by a gin tasting session. What an end for a wonderful tour!!

Maximum 14 pax

PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED

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